Did you know that American Sign Language is the third most used language in the United States? Children with Down Syndrome and other speech delays can benefit from learning sign language. We started using ASL with our boys when they were about 5 months old. I was amazed the first time William used the sign more while sitting in the cart at the grocery store.
Davey and Will are now 11 years old. We still use a few signs to communicate. The teachers at school use sign language daily in Davey's class. Will is really good at interpreting for us if Dad and I do not remember the sign. I would much rather have Davey sign that he needs to use the rest room than yell it out in public. LOL.
We tried learning a new sign every few days when the boys were little. One of Davey's favorite signs to use was orange.
William liked blue.
The boys also love watching when we see people sign language in public. What a great gift for the boys to be excited and welcoming of all people regardless of the language they speak.